The Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of health services to a diverse and growing urban community in southeast Edmonton, following a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.
Programs & Services
Child health services
Family medicine centre
Patient & Visitor Information
Location: Inside the front lobby
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Emergency Department, east side of the hospital
Hours: 24 hours a day
Visitors are welcome between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The Sunshine Cafeteria, located on the lower level of the main lobby, serves a variety of lunch and supper options as well as snacks, drinks and sandwiches for patients and visitors.
The chapel is located on the main floor, and is available for quiet reflection and prayer. Service times are posted at the door.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The flower shop has a variety of flowers and arrangements for all occasions. It sells only types that are scent-friendly and appropriate for the hospital environment.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The gift shop is located in the lobby of the hospital. It offers a selection of magazines, snacks, gifts and toiletry items for patients and visitors.
Covenant Health is a smoke-free organization and smoking is not allowed on hospital property. If you are a patient and a smoker, there are smoking cessation resources available to keep you comfortable during your stay at the hospital. Please ask a member of your care team about nicotine replacement therapy.
Cleaning Your Hands
For the safety of our patients, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at the Grey Nuns. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Protective Services/Lost & Found
Protective Services is on duty 24 hours a day for the safety of all staff, patients and visitors.
If you have lost or found any item, please ask the staff on your unit or contact Protective Services.
Hourly parking is available at the front of the hospital 24 hours a day and can be purchased with coin or credit via the meters in front of the building.
Daily, weekly and monthly parking is available for purchase from the parking office located on the main floor of the hospital next to the chapel. The parking office is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and is closed on holidays.
For parking rates, please check the posted signs by payment machines in the parking lots
Compassionate monthly passes may be available from the Parking Office with a signed form from the patient's unit.
For more information on parking at the Grey Nuns, please call 780.735.7051.
The Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) of Alberta were the Catholic founders of the Edmonton General Hospital in 1895 and still operated the General in the 1980s through a board of directors and management team. In 1988, the Edmonton General Hospital’s acute care services were transferred to the newly opened Grey Nuns Community Hospital.
The Sisters were very involved in ensuring that the new public health facility would carry their tradition of caring for the most vulnerable. They were instrumental in including palliative care, mental health programs and care for mothers and their babies. Operation of the Grey Nuns has now transitioned to Covenant Health, and, proudly, all three of these areas remain a focus.
Today, the Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency department, general and vascular surgery, intensive and cardiac care, children's health, women's health, diagnostics and mental health. The tertiary palliative care unit is world-renowned for its delivery of care and teaching practices.